Internet Search Tips Family Night January 28, 2008 Beaverton SDA Church Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA,...
How big is internet searching? (as of March, 2006) Searches Per Day Google 91 million Yahoo 60 million MSN 28 million AOL ...
Searching is HUGE business <ul><li>Search engine marketing </li></ul><ul><li>SEO – Search Engine Optimization </li></ul><u...
Internet Search Engines and Indexes There are many different  types of search engines and web indexes. Internet Search Tip...
True “Search” Engines Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
Indexes or Directories Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
How is a page cataloged? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
Popular Search Engines <ul><li>AltaVista – altavista.com </li></ul><ul><li>HotBot – hotbot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Excite – ...
Popular Indexes <ul><li>Yahoo! – yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>AboutUs – aboutus.org </li></ul><ul><li>Open Directory Projec...
Popular Meta Search Engines <ul><li>Dogpile –  dogpile.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>SavvySearch –  search.com/ </li></ul><ul><li...
Tonight? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
Google’s Search <ul><li>Search web page text </li></ul><ul><li>Search images </li></ul><ul><li>Search maps </li></ul><ul><...
Google’s Other Services <ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Group...
Google Search Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
Google Search - Advanced <ul><li>quotes </li></ul><ul><li>site: </li></ul><ul><li>~ </li></ul><ul><li>and / or </li></ul><...
Google Tools <ul><li>stock quote symbol </li></ul><ul><li>sports team </li></ul><ul><li>calculator </li></ul><ul><li>unit ...
Google Local <ul><li>movie listings </li></ul><ul><li>real estate </li></ul><ul><li>restaraunts </li></ul><ul><li>maps </l...
Google Keywords Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
Google Hacks <ul><li>slang / special vocabularies </li></ul><ul><li>10-word limit  </li></ul><ul><li>word order matters </...
<ul><li>“ seek and ye shall find” </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 7:7 </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SD...
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A little information about different search engines and a lot of tips on using advanced features of Google.

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    1. 1. Internet Search Tips Family Night January 28, 2008 Beaverton SDA Church Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    2. 2. How big is internet searching? (as of March, 2006) Searches Per Day Google 91 million Yahoo 60 million MSN 28 million AOL 16 million Ask 13 million Others 6 million ______________________ Total 213 Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    3. 3. Searching is HUGE business <ul><li>Search engine marketing </li></ul><ul><li>SEO – Search Engine Optimization </li></ul><ul><li>Get your products found </li></ul><ul><li>Build network </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    4. 4. Internet Search Engines and Indexes There are many different types of search engines and web indexes. Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    5. 5. True “Search” Engines Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    6. 6. Indexes or Directories Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    7. 7. How is a page cataloged? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    8. 8. Popular Search Engines <ul><li>AltaVista – altavista.com </li></ul><ul><li>HotBot – hotbot.com </li></ul><ul><li>Excite – excite.com </li></ul><ul><li>Lycos – lycos.com </li></ul><ul><li>Go – go.com </li></ul><ul><li>Google – google.com </li></ul><ul><li>All the Web – alltheweb.com </li></ul><ul><li>Windows Live – live.com </li></ul><ul><li>wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    9. 9. Popular Indexes <ul><li>Yahoo! – yahoo.com </li></ul><ul><li>AboutUs – aboutus.org </li></ul><ul><li>Open Directory Project – dmoz.org </li></ul><ul><li>StartingPoint – stpt.com </li></ul><ul><li>World Wide Web Virtual Library – vlib.org </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    10. 10. Popular Meta Search Engines <ul><li>Dogpile – dogpile.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>SavvySearch – search.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>MetaCrawler – metacrawler.com </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    11. 11. Tonight? Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    12. 12. Google’s Search <ul><li>Search web page text </li></ul><ul><li>Search images </li></ul><ul><li>Search maps </li></ul><ul><li>Search news </li></ul><ul><li>Search best prices </li></ul><ul><li>Search books </li></ul><ul><li>Search videos </li></ul><ul><li>Search your own computer! </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    13. 13. Google’s Other Services <ul><li>Gmail </li></ul><ul><li>Calendar </li></ul><ul><li>Blog </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Share Photos (Picasa) </li></ul><ul><li>News Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Create simple web sites </li></ul><ul><li>Share documents </li></ul><ul><li>Watch videos (YouTube) </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    14. 14. Google Search Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    15. 15. Google Search - Advanced <ul><li>quotes </li></ul><ul><li>site: </li></ul><ul><li>~ </li></ul><ul><li>and / or </li></ul><ul><li>switch between advanced / simple </li></ul><ul><li>numeric range (use $ for prices) </li></ul><ul><li>date range (use advanced) </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    16. 16. Google Tools <ul><li>stock quote symbol </li></ul><ul><li>sports team </li></ul><ul><li>calculator </li></ul><ul><li>unit conversion </li></ul><ul><li>dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>tracking number </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    17. 17. Google Local <ul><li>movie listings </li></ul><ul><li>real estate </li></ul><ul><li>restaraunts </li></ul><ul><li>maps </li></ul><ul><li>weather </li></ul><ul><li>time </li></ul><ul><li>areacode </li></ul><ul><li>zipcode </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    18. 18. Google Keywords Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    19. 19. Google Hacks <ul><li>slang / special vocabularies </li></ul><ul><li>10-word limit </li></ul><ul><li>word order matters </li></ul><ul><li>repetition </li></ul><ul><li>search URL </li></ul><ul><li>date ranges </li></ul><ul><li>full word wildcards </li></ul><ul><li>inurl: versus site: </li></ul><ul><li>stocks: </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
    20. 20. <ul><li>“ seek and ye shall find” </li></ul><ul><li>Matthew 7:7 </li></ul>Internet Search Tips, Family Night, Beaverton SDA, Jan 28, 2009
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